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Pjanic’s Juventus return ‘slows down’ - report

But the deal remains on the table

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Miralem Pjanic has been linked with a return to former club Juventus after just one season at Barcelona but a potential transfer has reportedly “slowed down.”

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri hinted that the Turin giants were working on a move for the 31-year-old earlier this week at a press conference but there could still be some way to go.

Mundo Deportivo report that things have “slowed down” with regards a Pjanic move even though Allegri is keen to bring the midfielder back to Serie A.

Pjanic also wants to rejoin Juventus and the transfer is said to still be “on the table” but the problem seems to be how the Italian club will make it work.

A one or two-year loan move still seems to be the most likely option if a deal is to be completed, but it seems a final decision is yet to be taken by Juve.

Meanwhile, Pjanic has flown out to Germany with the rest of the Barcelona squad for pre-season friendlies against Stuttgart and Red Bull Salzburg.

Barca will then return for the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 8 which will see the Catalans come up against Juventus and the chance to possibly seal a deal for Pjanic.